Charting the 'Office' creator's path to stardom (yes, that's him on the left)
By Michael O'Connell, Special to Metromix
Comedian and "Office" creator Ricky Gervais has worn many, many hats—even the occasional giant yellow bird costume.
With a new HBO series ("The Ricky Gervais Show") debuting this month and a new film ("Cemetery Junction") on deck for the spring, what better time to examine the unique—and often absurd—career progression of the man who gave us David Brent?
From mildly successful David Bowie-esque pop star to children's book author, Gervais has been as prolific as his most famous character, David Brent, has not.
Ricky Gervais, this is your life.